Amaryllis Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Paros
Delos Island is the mythological birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Delos was settled more than 5000 years ago. We strolled among the ancient remnants of markets, temples, fountains and saw preserved home mosaics. It has to be an archaeologists dream. The island is devoid of vegetation and no one lives here now except the archaeologists. This outstanding preserve of antiquities is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...
Naxos is the largest and most mountainous island, 3,294 feet above sea level, topped by Mount Zeus. It rained this morning so we couldn't take our hike up the mountain so we took the bus. There is beautiful marble in the mountains. We went up to an old quarry where "they" left a statue just laying on the ...
... road. all along the stony pathway, people had built small rock monuments. Back in the car, we drove to the highest points of the island where we nearly ran two cows off the hillside, before finding a herd of mountain goats lining the craggy valleys & ridges. We went to every road terminus on the island and had a grand old road trip with our music jacked into the aux input. However we found we may have been more entertained having stayed at the best ...
... by the many cats that roam the Island. Feeling very full we slowly wandered home, enjoying the atmosphere for our last night.
Last day on the island! Today we finally organized to head out on a boat to see some see caves on the little island off Paros aptly named Antiparos. First things first though, we smashed a good buffet breakfast, then jumped on the bike and rode off. To get to Antiparos you must first catch a little ferry which ...
... Old Market". A labyrinth of tiny walkways with shops or taverns on both sides. Up and down, in and out soon lost again. Heading towards the water we eventually arrive back at waterfront.
Walked out to port and watched as Blue Sea ferry docked, unloaded and loaded passengers and vehicles in 10 min and was on its way again. Dock was a hive of activity for those 10 min and then all quiet again within minutes of the ferry ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed